20:00
-
-
    
Vancouver Canucks head coach Rick Tocchet
Photo credit: The Hockey News

Rick Tocchet urges the NHL to suspend Zach Hyman following video leak

Published May 14, 2024 at 1:33 PM
BY SAMER
SHARE THIS STORY
FOLLOW US

Vancouver Canucks head coach Rick Tocchet calls out the NHL Player Safety Department to suspend Edmonton Oilers forward Zach Hyman after video leak.

Chaos erupted at the end of the recent playoff game between the Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks, prompting Canucks coach Rick Tocchet to demand a suspension for Zach Hyman.

At the end of Game 3, McDavid was assaulted by Soucy and Zadorov. I like my hockey heavy, tough and nasty. However, there is no place in the game for this kind of stupidity.




In the heat of playoff intensity, tensions ran high, leading to a brawl sparked by cross-checks from Canucks defensemen Nikita Zadorov and Carson Soucy. Tocchet condemned the incident, emphasizing that while he appreciates physical hockey, such behavior crosses the line.

It's a scrum. Z got cross checked by Hyman after. I think there's a couple of incidents that George (Parros) and them are looking at right now.
-Rick Tocchet



A new angle of the video reveals Hyman delivering a similar hit to Zadorov shortly after the initial altercation. Despite Tocchet's outcry, the NHL has yet to take action against Hyman, who remains unpunished.

In his presser Tocchet mentioned the league had a couple things to look at including a Hyman cross check. Has to be this one below. I'm told Zadorov needed stitches to close up a cut on his face. #canucks


Tocchet's plea for fairness in discipline may go unheard, as the NHL has already fined Zadorov and suspended Soucy. This suggests they've reviewed the incident and cleared Hyman of any wrongdoing.

Given the NHL's inaction, attention turns to whether the Canucks will seek retribution against Hyman themselves.
POLL
May 14   |   1281 answers
Rick Tocchet urges the NHL to suspend Zach Hyman following video leak

Do you agree with Vancouver Canucks head coach Rick Tocchet that Edmonton Oilers forward Zach Hyman should be suspended?

Yes78161 %
No50039 %
LIST OF POLL
Latest 10 stories